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Ms. Witt from Las Vegas NV is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mixed Media Madness

My students need paintbrushes, canvas and a few mediums such as mod podge, and gesso to help their creativity come to life. The rest of the supplies they will be using are mixed recycled materials.

  • $234 goal

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My Students

The students at Diaz are truly the best! As a Title I school we were fortunate enough to receive a grant to pay for an after-school program called NEST in which over 100 students are exposed to tutoring and extracurricular enrichment that they would otherwise not likely receive. Working in a Title I school means working with 100% of students living well below the poverty line. I will be teaching a mixed media art class in the enrichment program which incorporates history, recycled materials, and a variety of techniques to help my students express their emotions through creativity.

What makes my students special is their eagerness and desire to learn.

I would describe the staff and students at My school as a family outside a family. We all collaborate to make our students' education the best it can possibly be by going above and beyond the teaching standards.

My Project

During this NEST program, students will learn to write and read cursive handwriting ( it is no longer taught in K-12 education). This is a dying art form which students will incorporate into their art and other life opportunities. Many students cannot read certain historical and fictional texts without knowing how to read cursive writing.

They will also learn how to recycle everyday items, that would otherwise be thrown into a landfill, to create beautiful, and meaningful works of art.

The materials we will be using are canvas, mod podge, and gesso. The mod podge is a glue that we will use to adhere recycled materials and handmade paper to the canvas. We will be studying a variety of techniques by famous artists. The gesso will be used to create depth and texture while also using a variety of other mediums.

With a few simple supplies, they will learn techniques that they can later apply to other creative and academic projects.

Ms. Witt
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
06277-1036-Crayola Large Paintbrush Variety Classpack - Set of 36 • Blick Art Materials $46.82 1 $46.82
07015-1006-Blick Economy Canvas Panels - 12" x 16", Class Pack of 24 • Blick Art Materials $40.46 1 $40.46
00618-2006-Liquitex Acrylic Gesso - Clear, 16 oz bottle • Blick Art Materials $14.43 2 $28.86
02916-1009-Plaid Mod Podge - Gloss Finish, Gallon • Blick Art Materials $25.24 1 $25.24

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